Rockpile Wines Rockpile Ridge Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
I loved the bouquet of the 2016 Rockpile Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Rockpile Ridge Vineyard and it's all from the Rockpile Vineyard and has loads of blackcurrants, plums, spice box, and dried herb notes. Rounded, rich, and fleshy on the palate, it has ripe, polished tannins, good balance, and a clean, elegant finish. The final blend is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot, all aged 20 months in French oak.
Blended with smaller amounts of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, this mountainous wine is rounded in weight and texture, with a soft fruity approach that is balanced and rewarding. Firm tannins surround a core of brooding black fruit, earth and anise that lingers long on the finish.